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Visit.org is looking for an intelligent, ambitious Head Developer to join our team. We’re a startup, so the right candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, extreme passion for our mission, and of course, the desire to roll up your sleeves and make the impossible happen. Must be extremely passionate about building things from scratch, including platforms, teams, apps, and features.

This is an opportunity for someone who wants to contribute their skills to making a positive impact in NYC and around the world. Working directly with management, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on the company’s direction and future.

Job Description:
The Head Developer's role is to assure the successful execution of visit.org’s business and social mission through development and deployment of our web and app presence. This requires envisioning visit.org’s service offerings as a web and mobile business, leading implementation of applications, and planning for risk and growth.

You will lead the design and development of our company’s software applications. In-depth knowledge and experience on application software development are required. Excellent design patterns and object oriented programming methodology must be employed. This is an opportunity to drive the design and architecture of an application in a disruptive early-stage technology company focused on facilitating booking to tens of thousands of local nonprofits. The ideal candidate will have experience bringing products to market and building scalable applications using agile methodologies. Essential job responsibilities will include the following. Other duties may be assigned as well.

Roles and responsibilities:
- Work with Senior Leadership to develop strategies for product design, functionality, release and modular development.
- Select the appropriate development platform for the SaaS future based on speed, cost, capacity, interoperability, scalability, & development talent.
- Analyze business requirements and technical specifications, and architect solutions with high performance.
- Identify and analyze security risks, and adapt policies and procedures to mitigate them.
- Work in a Rapid Application Development lifecycle with high velocity and multiple sprints.
- Lead development and maintenance of the existing Ruby on Rails site and Wordpress blog.
- Manage and maintain test driven development and continuous integration tools.
- Recruit and build a winning technology team
- Serve as captain of the technology team on all fronts

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Proven leadership ability.
- At least 4+ years of direct work experience on software development with Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks
- Experience building web application for large-scale customer audience.
- Excellent knowledge and work experience on designing and developing complex software applications.
- Highly experienced in popular server technology (Ruby on Rails, Heroku/AWS).
- Experienced in n-tier design, separating presentation layer, business logic layer and data access layer.
- Experienced with front end development with Coffeescript, HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery.
- Need to show proven experience in building web sites.
- Experience with pgSQL server is required.
- Experienced with Agile software engineering processes and methodologies.
- Must be a fast learner and self-starter. Be able to come up to speed on new applications and technology in a very short amount of time.
- Must be details oriented, with strong analytic skills and problem solving skills.
- High degree of self-motivation. Must be able to plan and execute work both independently and as a team member.
- Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks at once.
- Penchant for creativity and using code to express individual ideas.

What we offer:
Head Developer can work in NYC or remotely. We offer a generous compensation package.

To apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Visit.org is looking for an intelligent, ambitious web developer to join our team. We’re a startup, so the right candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, extreme passion for our mission, and of course, the desire to roll up your sleeves and make the impossible happen. Must be extremely passionate about building things from scratch, including platforms, teams, apps, and features.

This is an opportunity for someone who wants to contribute their skills to making a positive impact in NYC and around the world. Working directly with management to develop this platform, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on the company’s direction and future.

Role and responsibilities
Work with the product team to develop an MVP platform.
Work with senior leadership to develop strategies for product design, functionality, release, and modular development.
Analyze business requirements and technical specifications, and architect solutions with high performance.
Identify and analyze security risks, and adapt policies and procedures to mitigate them.
Work in a Rapid Application Development lifecycle with high velocity and multiple sprints.
Manage and maintain test driven development and continuous integration tools.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities
Excellent knowledge and work experience in designing and developing complex software applications.
Highly experienced in popular server technology (Ruby on Rails, Heroku/AWS).
Experienced in n-tier design, separating presentation layer, business logic layer and data access layer.
Experienced with front end development with Coffeescript, HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery.
Proven experience in building websites.
Experience with pgSQL server is required.
Experienced with Agile software engineering processes and methodologies.
Must be a fast learner and self-starter. Be able to come up to speed on new applications and technology in a very short amount of time.
Must be detail-oriented, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
High degree of self-motivation. Must be able to plan and execute work both independently and as a team member.
Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks at once.
Penchant for creativity and using code to express individual ideas.

Education and experience
BS degree in computer science or systems engineering required; MS in CS preferred.
At least 2 years of direct work experience on software development with Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks.
Experience building software for online communities preferred.
Experience building web application for large-scale customer audience.

Timeline & Commitment
This is a full-time, 4-5 month freelance project with the opportunity to develop into a larger role. We offer a generous compensation package.

To apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]